Team of Academics




Prof David Butler

University of Exeter, UK





David is an academic leader and research manager, and has over 30 years of experience as an internationally-leading researcher, teacher and consultant in the water sector.  David is Professor of Water Engineering at the University of Exeter and an Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Established Career Research Fellow. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil & structural engineering from Cardiff University, a master’s in public health engineering and a doctorate in environmental engineering both from Imperial College London. At Exeter, he is a Director of the Centre for Water Systems, formerly Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences and before that Head of the Engineering discipline in the School of Engineering, Computer Science & Mathematics. He specialises in urban water management, including sustainable and resilient water systems, integration and control and water-energy-carbon interactions. David has authored / co-authored some 300 published papers, in addition to 12 books (including an internationally adopted graduate text book on Urban Drainage), published best practice guides and edited conference proceedings. His research has been funded continuously by EPSRC since 1995. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Urban Water Journal and editor-in-chief (water) of Global Challenges.


For further details, please click here




Prof Gavin Tabor

University of Exeter, UK





Gavin is an associate professor in computational fluid dynamics and the Director of Education (Engineering) at Exeter.  He graduated from Christs College Cambridge in 1990 with a 1st in Theoretical Physics, then did a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics at the Department of Physics at Oxford. Changing both location and research area, he then worked as a RA in Prof. David Gosman's research group at Imperial College, London, for 5 years. During this time he worked on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of multiphase flows and the modelling of premixed turbulent combustion, and contributed towards the CFD code now known as OpenFOAM. He has over 80 publications to his credit.


For further details, please click here.






Prof Fayyaz Ali Memon

Exeter University, UK





Fayyaz is an associate professor and the Director for International Development for Engineering at the University of Exeter. He was awarded the Her Majesty’s Chevening Scholarship for masters followed by PhD both at Imperial College London. He specialises in sustainable urban water management with particular focus on water efficiency and reuse. He has over 150 publications to his credit including 7 co-edited books, best practice guidance reports for water professionals and many papers in high impact factor journals including Water Research and Chemosphere. He has completed over 30 research projects involving partners from UK, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, India, Gambia, France and Pakistan. He is also the co-ordinator for an international network on water efficiency and was declared as the Finalist for the 2003 Water Efficiency Awards. His contribution to research funding as the principal and co-investigator exceeds £3 million. Currently, he leads two MSc programmes at Exeter. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, the Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist and Fellow of the UK higher Education Academy.


For further details, please click here

Print Print | Sitemap
© University of Sustainable Sciences